The Main Point:
Milk Duds - Spiritual Milk To Spiritual Meat (Staying on Milk Makes You a Dud)
The Object Lesson:
The Spiritual Milk
Bible Lesson:1 Peter 2:2-3New International Version (NIV)Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Samuel is weaned before being given fully to the Lord (1 Samuel 1)
Samuel was born to his mother Hannah after a hardship of not having children. The promise was to give Samuel to the Lord. After Samuel was born Hannah waited until Samuel was weaned, which means he was no longer drinking milk as a baby any longer. As the story continues we see Samuel learn to also understand when he was hearing the voice of God. We all must grow in our walks with Christ. We are like babies when first saved and know nothing. The time for milk is important when we start, but at some point we should move on from it and return ourselves fully to the Lord and his will.